Tuesday, September 6, 2016

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros - Hot Milk; Deborah Levy



Every Tuesday I host First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros where I share the first paragraph sometimes two, of a book that I'm reading or plan to read soon.


Hot Milk; Deborah Levy
Bloomsbury - 2016


2015. Algeria. Southern Spain. August.

"Today I dropped my laptop on the concrete floor of a bar built on the beach.  It was tucked under my arm and slid out of its black rubber sheath (designed like and envelope), landing screen side down.  The digital page is now shattered but at least it still works.  My laptop has all my life in it and knows more about me than anyone else.

So what I'm saying is that if its broken, so am I."


What do you think -- keep reading or pass? 
(Feel free to join in this week by posting your intro below?



33 comments:

  1. I can relate to how much of our lives are on our laptops. Fascinating excerpt.

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    1. My immediate reaction would have been much the same.

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  2. I'm sure we can all identify with that first paragraph. Great start. I want to find out what happens next, so I'd like to keep reading.

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  3. Well that's something I can relate to, I was devastated when I dropped coffee on my laptop! Great opener which makes me want to know more.

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  4. That's a great beginning! I'd keep reading to find out how she copes and how her broken laptop affects her life.

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  5. Interesting opening. Definitely something I can relate to.

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  6. What a great opening! I would definitely keep reading.

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  7. I can definitely relate to this. my laptop holds my life too (plus a number of passwords I can't remember!). I would keep reading.

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  8. Oh yes! Absolutely can relate. Yep, I'd want to keep reading.

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  9. I'm another one who can relate. I'd keep reading.

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  10. Yep, that would be scary indeed! I've heard good things about this book.

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  11. That would make me sick to my stomach! I'd keep reading.

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  12. That opening got my attention. What could possibly happen now?

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  13. Ha! I think I'd feel the same way. I've got this on hold at the library, so will be curious to hear what you think.

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    1. Hoping to start it in a few days as I already renewed it once LOL

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  14. I love this opening, and I'm intrigued by the setting. I'd keep reading!

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  15. I think this is a very powerful opening. I'm also curious about where the character is and why. Is that a normal setting for him/her? I'd keep reading!

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  16. Yikes. I am glad the computer still works. It's kind of sad beginning though. I want to know more, and would read on.

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  17. I just requested this at my library. It is on the long list for the Booker Prize!

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